Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

Holy Week /
Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday – March 25
Blessing of Palms at all Masses
Saturday – 5:30 PM
Sunday – 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

Chrism Mass – March 26
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart – 8:00 PM

March 26, 27, 28
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Masses 8:00 AM, 11:30 AM

March 28 – Wednesday
Stations of the Cross for Children – 3:30 PM

Holy Thursday – March 29
Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM
Midday Prayer – 11:30 AM
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper with
Procession of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:30 PM
Adoration until Midnight

Good Friday – March 30
Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM
Stations of the Cross – 12 Noon
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion with Veneration of the Cross
And Holy Communion at 3:00 PM
  Taize Service at 7:30 PM

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Parish Office:
Closed Holy Thursday, March 29
Closed Good Friday, March 30

Holy Saturday – March 31
Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM
Easter Food Blessing – 1:00 PM (Chapel)
Easter Vigil Mass of the Resurrection – 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday – April 1
8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

Monday – April 2
One Mass Only – 9:00 AM

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Parish Office:
Open Holy Saturday, March 31
Closed Easter Sunday, April 1
Closed Monday, April 2

Walk-In Supper
Volunteers Needed

Six times a year our parish provides dinner to the poor and homeless at the Bergen County Human Resources Services Center in Hackensack. Our next hosting date is Thursday, April 5.

We can always use additional people willing to occasionally heat up frozen lasagna and meatballs. The food is delivered to your home on a Wednesday afternoon for you heat up on Thursday and bring to the church parking lot that afternoon.

Please contact Beth Falker at 201-460-4592 if you would like to help with this task, or sign up below:

Toiletries Drive for
Hackensack Adult Shelter

Toiletries Drive for Hackensack Adult Shelter – April 7th -15th

The Rosary Society will be collecting toiletries and personal items for the Adult Shelter in Hackensack. The Shelter relies entirely on donations since it does not receive any County funding for personal items for its temporary residents. Those referred may have a history of substance abuse, physical and mental health problems, and unemployment. A donation box will be set up in the Gathering Space the weekends of April 7-8th and 14th – 15th. There is a desperate need for the following items:

Bar soap
Shaving cream
Disposable razors
Shower shoes (flip flops) in large sizes
Men’s T-shirts (sizes L through 3X)
Men’s briefs (sizes L through 3X)
Women’s briefs (sizes L through 3X)

Thank you for your generosity. For more information contact Felicia Brobson at 201-803-8928 (call or text).

Evening of
Peace and Friendship

Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship over Wine/Beer/Cheese/dessert… It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.

Next Gathering: 
Tuesday, April 10 – 7:30 PM
Parish Center

It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming so we can prepare.


2018 – Tuesdays:
Jan. 9

Feb. 13

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
Mar. 20

Apr. 10

May 8
June 12


St. Peter’s Support Group
Upcoming Trips

St. Peter’s Singles Support Group Upcoming Trip Information:

Check their website for details on trips to Mackinac Island and Mystic / Foxwoods / the Newport Mansions

Call Kathy Marshall at 973-246-6148 or email her at for any questions and reservations.

Christ Through

Click to open or download
the latest .doc file containing
the current list of names:

Team and Candidates 2018

Last update: 03/19/18 – 10:22 AM
Please check back for additional updates.

Past Cornerstone team and candidates can sign up to help at the  Men’s 2018 Cornerstone weekend at the following link:

Simon Schedule

Teen Mass
and Schedule

Sunday, April 8
6:00 PM in the Church

There will be a Teen Mass celebrated at St. Peters at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, which will feature members of the Youth Group performing all liturgical duties and performing the music live.  The Youth Group invites all teenagers to come and be part of this worship celebration.

Mark your calendars:

Teen Mass Schedule
(Second Sunday of the Month unless noted):
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 6 (1st Sunday)
June 11


St. Martin’s Kitchen
Help Needed

Saturday, April 14: All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.

St. Peter’s Quilters
Spring Session

The quilters will meet beginning April 10 in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark.

Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

A statue of Mary is available every week for praying at home.  Pick up the statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.







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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Outside St. Peter’s

Mar. 26: Musicians of RE in Concert

Mar. 27: Our Journey Toward Redemption

An interfaith discussion and meal shared between Jews, Christians and Muslims on the concept of “redemption” in each faith.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7 pm
Temple Avodat Shalom

Click here for more information

40 Days for Life: Feb.14-March 25

Would you like to do something to help unborn babies and put an end to abortion? Take a leap of faith and get involved with 40 Days for Life! Please consider giving one hour a week during Lent to stand in a peaceful vigil across from Women’s Choice Abortion Clinic, 10 Zabriskie St. Hackensack on the days that they perform abortions – Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 7am and 2pm. Your presence will definitely make a difference and maybe save someone’s life! For more information or to sign up, contact: Margaret at 201-805-0937

Informational Flyer (pdf)

St. Francis Gift Shop Is Closing

St. Francis Gift Shop

The Franciscan Gift Shop, 253 Knickerbocker Rd, Tenafly, will be closing its doors in mid-March after over 50 years of serving the people of the surrounding towns. Starting Thursday, February 1, there will be a giant going-out-of-business sale. Everything will be reduced 50%-80% off. All religious statues, rosaries, medals, chains and jewelry will be on sale. Also, a good selection of gift items: Belleek, Waterford, wedding, baby, books, paintings, pictures and Irish gift items will be on sale. We have a large selection of communion and confirmation items. Come early for best bargains.

Thursday-Friday-Saturday until Mid-March
10 AM to 3 PM.
Call 201-568-0478 for info.



Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email:, or on our website: for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website ( lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of one year. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals.

For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-967-4313 or

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Spring Flower Sale


Get started early on those beautiful landscapes! Spring flowers, plants, vegetable and herbs are available to purchase by the flat, pot or in hanging baskets and will be ready in time for Mother’s Day.

Click here to open/print the order form.

Submit with payment for the full amount to the St Peter Academy Main Office (c/o Toni Anne Lisante) or St Peter Rectory – c/o Toni Anne Lisante.

Make checks payable to
St. Peter Academy

Orders must be placed by
Thursday April 12, 2018

Orders will be ready for pick up on Tuesday May 8, 2018 in the upper St Peter parking lot starting at 11AM. There will be a small inventory of plants available for purchase the day of the sale.

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.


The Seniors of St. Peter's

For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's MoMS Group

MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:

Parents Support Group

Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email